CU study overseas students are making more money, according to new research from a leading employer.
The National Center for Education Statistics said in a report that in the year that ended in March, CU study-abroad students earned $23,500 a year more than those who attended for-profit colleges.
The study, which also includes data from universities, private schools and private companies, was released Monday.
The average starting salary for CU study visitors is $19,500.
The data shows that CU study travelers earn a higher salary than CU-sponsored students, who made an average of $19.25 an hour, and students at other institutions who earned an average starting pay of $16.30 an hour.
The report found that CU students earned an annual average of about $2,600 more than their CU-based peers.
CU’s study abroad programs have been increasing their pay.
Last year, CU received $2.2 billion in federal stimulus funds and about $1.2 million in private-sector support.
CU received another $1 billion from the State Department to continue expanding its programs.
Students at private schools are receiving $2 million more in federal aid than those at universities.